Sony Ericsson Vivaz

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is to be alive, is at least the translation of the Spanish name.

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And thus not the animated background images, but above all the video camera that records moving images with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution Sony Ericsson says sure. Thus, the Vivaz turning movies in HD quality, which later appear almost four times as large as the great phones and Smartphones conventional 640 x 480 pixel videos on a PC monitor.

Slim with gentle curves

Sony Ericsson advertises in the context of Germanys next Topmodel, the manufacturer can send a thick Brummer so badly on the catwalk. While the wide range of camera equipment to look at was the older Cybershot models, the 13 mm flat Sony Ericsson Vivaz fits perfectly to Klum’s offspring.

The light curve of the back as well as lending to the housing ends above and below the Vivaz elegance, the blue shimmering sides gloss. The front is dominated by a 3.2-inch touchscreen, which is composed of 360 x 640 pixels and high resolution so that movies and photos, but also websites can represent.

The display responds to gentle pressure and can be operated via PIN. Multi touch capable isn’t the Sony Ericsson Vivaz though, reacts but reliably. The display cover is made of scratch-resistant glass and is otherwise hardly as many pressure-sensitive screens even when strong access.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz looks spiffy, fits comfortably in your pocket and is well-finished. However, the impression given the price of 400 euros would have may be a bit classier. The battery of our test device has some play after prolonged use and groans under pressure, wiggle a little phone and menu buttons on the front.

Trimmed videos

Sure that the Sony Ericsson Vivaz is so slim, is that Sony Ericsson has slimmed down compared to the top models of the Cybershot series camera equipped. It felht a Xenon Flash, there’s no cover for the camera. Also, the Sony-Ericsson’s proprietary BestPic function – a faster sequence mode, which helps troubled motifs, to capture a good snapshot is missing. The photo resolution is 8 mega pixels and in good light conditions, the camera shoots high-resolution, color-accurate shots.

The most important settings can be directly in the viewfinder make – so whether portrait, night – or landscape shots must be made, as the auto focus will work, as it is ordered to the brightness and whether panoramic images to be shot. In macro mode get about six centimeters on the subject should go very quickly, the auto focus can be disabled. Who simply want it activated the automatic mode, which applies all settings. The strong, but small LED is no substitute for a real Flash, and so the recordings in moderate light effect quickly somewhat noisy.

Sony Ericsson has fully trimmed the Vivaz on videos. There’s even a second camera button to start the camcorder function, – the Vivaz that is ready in around two seconds. Even at maximum resolution the camera captures 24 frames per second, resulting in smooth image sequences. In addition the camera adjusts instantly to changing light conditions and also the auto focus works this fast.

The sound is really good, and thanks to the pause button cuts you can record directly incorporate. However, applies also here: in moderate light the whole acts quickly somewhat noisy. The high video resolution generated of course large amounts of data – about 1 megabyte of memory took every seconds of film in the test. Who wants to publish his videos on the Internet, on YouTube, so on my way, should consider, if it does not also VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels).

For large amounts of data

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is entirely equipped for large amounts of data. The Internet is via wireless LAN or via HSPA (up 7.2 Mbit / s data reception, 2 Mbit / s for sending), the mobile phone network. For storage, Sony Ericsson attaches great map one 8 GB and finally opts for the popular micro SD format.

There’s also the proprietary headset connector no longer; a 3.5 mm jack socket, for the data cable will top on the left side including a micro-USB connector. The Vivaz offers the music player from Sony-Ericsson models as well as an FM radio. The integrated GPS receiver provides photos and videos directly to the place of their origin. In addition, the navigation software is pre-installed Wisepilot as a trial.

Facebook, Twitter, Word

Who wants to keep his other social life in sight next to mailboxes of email, SMS and MMS, is a Facebook and a Twitter client in the menu next to the YouTube application. You can publish photos or videos directly from the camera application or the Gallery, which can be fast to scroll with a wipe on the display.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz works with S60 interface, so multitasking, but not quite as elegant and easy to use as an iPhone or an Android model. In the test, there was occasionally a software crash, a total the Vivaz ran but quite stable and thanks to 720 MHz processor also quite fast.

The S60 interface ensures a powerful basic equipment. Initially, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz also offers business functions. So can open Office documents with the pre-loaded Quickoffice; who wants to edit Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files, must upgrade to a full version, which was to have the test time for about 14 euros. An Exchange client is installed.

Often only GSM reception

In the laboratory, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz kept neat. The voice quality on the phone is good, however, the Smartphone could use some more power – and both the GSM and UMTS network.

In the test of everyday we receive at any time, however, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz was often booked into the GSM network and had no UMTS contact. The endurance is good: just under six hours you can play around with the Vivaz on the piece, before the battery to its knees, stamina values are used by two to three days to create.

For film fans first choice

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz as good camera phone, which takes high-definition videos in good quality convinces despite minor weaknesses. Who is active on YouTube or like films for the private archive, is one of today’s best video smartphones in the Vivaz.

Technical data and test results

Operating system Symbian OS 9
Processor / clock speed (MHz) 720
internal memory (MB) 75
Memory card slot MicroSD
Phone / qwert keyboard / touchscreen / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
USB host / client / /
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA 7.2 /.
Wi-Fi / standard / 802 .11b / g
… Headset profile / hands-free profiles /
… OBEX / SIM access-profiles /
Type transm. TFT
Resolution (pixels) 360 x 640
Number of colors 16700000
Diagonal (inches) 3.2
Call list / ringing tones of groups of callers
Brokering / withhold /
Situation profiles: Number / flight mode > 6 /.
Handsfree / mute /
Contact management
ANZ. Telephone number / Email / address 7 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Notes /… typed / ink… /… Outlook-sync / / /
To do list / with date /
Sync: Windows / Mac / SyncML / /
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
Email / POP3 / IMAP / /
Attachments send / receive /
SMS / MMS / fax / /
Web / frames / Java / Java scripting / / /
Home / Favorites /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera / resolution (mega pixels) / 8.1
GPS receiver
Dimensions (H x W x D in mm) 107 x 52 x 13
Weight (grams) 97
Endurance D power (hours) 7:19 am
Stamina E-Netz (hours) 10:10
Endurance UMTS (hours) 2:48
type. Endurance (hours) 5:30
Standby time days (days) 16
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) 1.05 / 1,040
Endurance (max. 115) good (89)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 63
Endurance standby (35) 26
Facilities (max. 175) well (140)
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 8
Display (30) 23
Connectivity (20) 18
Phone functions (15) 13
Messaging (15) 13
PIM (15) 15
Office (10) 8
Web browser (10) 10
Camera (10) 7
Music and video (10) 9
Features (5) 2
Navigation (10) 8
Handling (max 125) good (95)
Manageability (30) 30
User interface (70) 49
Processing quality (20) 13
Documentation / support (5) 3
Measurements (max. 85) good (64)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 23
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 9
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 16
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 15.5
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points well (388)
tested in issue: 05 / 10


Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)
Acoustic measurements send (15)
Acoustic measurements receiving (15)
tested in issue: 05/10